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Urgent feedback needed from a back/spinal expert on RFD

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  • Aug 6th, 2017 1:26 pm
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Urgent feedback needed from a back/spinal expert on RFD

I am attaching the findings of an MRI i had done a few days ago and the Doctor's report i received.

I have had a sharp shooting pain in my right leg in the hamstring area for the last 2 and a half months. I don't recall anything which immediately caused the problem, i suspect it may have been caused by a rock climbing session i did in May though i never felt any pain or discomfort during or after the session. All i remember is waking up one day in May and feeling a sharp shooting pain in my right leg.

I at the time suspected it just might be a niggle, hamstring strain which would go away with the passage of time after resting it naturally and using pain killers. Unfortunately the problem persisted and kept getting worse. I went to my family doctor a few times during this period who kept on treating it as if it was just a minor hamstring strain and he just prescribed me pain killers and later just suggested i go to a sports rehabilitation centre.

Finally a few weeks ago, two doctors, specialists that i went to suspected that i was suffering from Sciatica and they recommended urgent physiotherapy and recommended that i have done an MRI asap.

So i finally got the MRI done and i am attaching the results.

Looking at the results, i obviously cannot understand what the results mean but my mom who is a doctor says i cannot weight train, exercise ever again, lift heavy objects ever again in my life which is scary and depressing to hear.

The doctor so far is recommending that i go on medication, bed rest for the next 10 days, minimizing the use of stair cases and the only physical activity that he is permitting me to indulge in is swimming.

Anyways i am hoping for some feedback from doctors, spinal experts on RFD for their layman explanations, feedback for which i will be most grateful
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I would consult with a sports med dr or a GOOD sports physiotherapist. I'd be suspect of an initial diagnosis that says you can never weight train again. Is your mom a doctor that works with athletes or works in orthopedics?
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amz155 wrote:
Aug 5th, 2017 8:23 am
I would consult with a sports med dr or a GOOD sports physiotherapist. I'd be suspect of an initial diagnosis that says you can never weight train again. Is your mom a doctor that works with athletes or works in orthopedics?
She is a gynaecologist. She tends to prefer to err on the side of caution as in the case of something related to the spine.
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Savak2015 wrote:
Aug 6th, 2017 8:53 am
She is a gynaecologist. She tends to prefer to err on the side of caution as in the case of something related to the spine.
Can you get a consult with an ortho?
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You'll need at least 4-6 month's to recover.
Savak2015 wrote:
Aug 4th, 2017 9:42 pm
I am attaching the findings of an MRI i had done a few days ago and the Doctor's report i received.

I have had a sharp shooting pain in my right leg in the hamstring area for the last 2 and a half months. I don't recall anything which immediately caused the problem, i suspect it may have been caused by a rock climbing session i did in May though i never felt any pain or discomfort during or after the session. All i remember is waking up one day in May and feeling a sharp shooting pain in my right leg.

I at the time suspected it just might be a niggle, hamstring strain which would go away with the passage of time after resting it naturally and using pain killers. Unfortunately the problem persisted and kept getting worse. I went to my family doctor a few times during this period who kept on treating it as if it was just a minor hamstring strain and he just prescribed me pain killers and later just suggested i go to a sports rehabilitation centre.

Finally a few weeks ago, two doctors, specialists that i went to suspected that i was suffering from Sciatica and they recommended urgent physiotherapy and recommended that i have done an MRI asap.

So i finally got the MRI done and i am attaching the results.

Looking at the results, i obviously cannot understand what the results mean but my mom who is a doctor says i cannot weight train, exercise ever again, lift heavy objects ever again in my life which is scary and depressing to hear.

The doctor so far is recommending that i go on medication, bed rest for the next 10 days, minimizing the use of stair cases and the only physical activity that he is permitting me to indulge in is swimming.

Anyways i am hoping for some feedback from doctors, spinal experts on RFD for their layman explanations, feedback for which i will be most grateful

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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This is a deal website. There is only that guy webdoctor and some pharmacists on here.
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